News and Events
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Invites Community to Inaugural Technology Showcase
This all-day event will include speakers, presentations and lab tours highlighting how New York’s Capital Region is advancing technology. Please register online. When October 25, 2023 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Where Heffner Alumni House 1301 Peoples Ave. Troy, NY 12180
Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Dynamics Expert Michael Amitay Elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Michael Amitay, James L. Decker ’45 Endowed Professor in Aerospace Engineering and director for the Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC), was elected as a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. The society is the only international professional body working to advance aeronautical art, science, and engineering around the world. With more than 25,000 members and corporate partners, the society is dedicated to moving research forward in the aerospace aviation and space communities through information sharing.
Rensselaer Professor Michael Amitay To Conduct Research That Will Assist in the Design of Ultra-efficient Aircraft
Rensselaer Professor Michael Amitay has been awarded $800,000 from the Department of Defense as part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to engage in research to advance the study of unsteady aerodynamics.
The way that air moves over, around, or under an aircraft can greatly affect its aerodynamics. When air flow separates from the wings of a plane, for instance, the change in pressure on the vehicle can reduce pilot control or cause the aircraft to stall out. The development of more effective air flow control techniques depends on a better understanding of flow separation that occurs around aircraft of different shapes and sizes.
The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce the 2019 Future Energy Systems Technology Conference. The conferene was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. Best Student Poster Awards: Thomas Rice and Alison Goldsmith.